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A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Robert Jefferson will be held Saturday at 10 am at Valley Baptist Church with Rev. T. James Harrison delivering the eulogy. Mr. Robert Jefferson, affectionately known as Rob or Bobby, passed away early Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA after a brief illness. He was 67 years old.
Mr. Jefferson was born February 23, 1950 in Troy, Alabama a son of Rufus Jefferson and Nellie Mae Bell.
Robert attended public schools and graduated from Hillcrest High School in Brundidge, Al in 1969. He served in the US Army as a military policeman, and was stationed in both Germany and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged in 1972.
Rob relocated to Sharon, Pa and was formerly employed with National Castings/Midland Ross for 10 years until the plant closed. He then attended Youngstown State until being hired as a corrections officer for the State of Pennsylvania. He worked at the SCI-Pgh location before transferring to SCI-Mercer where he eventually retired after 24 years of service.
On August 25, 1979 Rob married Donna Tatum and they enjoyed 37 years together. Though they did not have any children, they were blessed with three wonderful god children- Brian Jefferson, Elisa Hosey and Adrienne Steverson. 
Rob was an avid golfer and played in several annual tournaments. He also planned an annual spring trip with his golfing friends. His other hobbies included listening to jazz, fishing, hunting, gardening and playing pinochle & bid whist. His favorite teams were the Pgh Steelers and Alabama State & the University of Alabama. Rob loved soul food & was known for his grits, bar-b-cue and fried fish . He also loved dogs and will be missed by his German shepherd ‘Nitro’.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Donna; three sisters: Ruby Seltzer & Deborah Jefferson both of Troy, AL. Harriet Young & husband Kevin of Freeport , NY; a nephew John; three nieces, Latisha, Jamila & Shavon; his sister-in-law, Anita Tatum; and a host of special aunts, uncles, cousins & close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Theodore (Sonny) and god-son Brian.
Friends may call Friday from 6-8 pm a Washington Funeral Home.
The famiy will receive friends Saturday from 9-10 am at the church.
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery

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  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Mrs. Donna I am so sadden to hear this. He was truly the BEST neighbor to have. He always smiled and waved to us when we passed by or when we had our dogs out. His kindness will never be forgotten and his smile will always be remembered. I will miss seeing him and Nitro in the back yard. All my love, Jenn
    ~ Jennifer Footman   Farrell, PA
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    To the family of Rob Jefferson. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Rob was a very good man and will be missed by many.
    ~ John Ellebie   Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    To the family of Rob Jefferson. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Rob was a very good man and will be missed by many.
    ~ John Ellebie   Charlotte, NC
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and the entire Jefferson family. Always in our prayers also conformance s from Rashe, MJ and Taisya. Love your Cousin Diane.
    ~ Diane Hosey-Williams   Copperas Cove, TX
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and the entire Jefferson family. Always in our prayers also conformance s from Rashe, MJ and Taisya. Love your Cousin Diane.
    ~ Diane Hosey-Williams   Copperas Cove, TX
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and the entire Jefferson family. Always in our prayers also conformance s from Rashe, MJ and Taisya. Love your Cousin Diane.
    ~ Diane Hosey-Williams   Copperas Cove, TX
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and the entire Jefferson family. Always in our prayers also conformance s from Rashe, MJ and Taisya. Love your Cousin Diane.
    ~ Diane Hosey-Williams   Copperas Cove, TX
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    My heart was sadden by the passing of my friend. He was a joy to know for the past 35 years of my life. You will be missed Rob!
    ~ Leonora Robinson   Charlotte, NC